I hope everyone is excited as we are for the opening of the fishing season, it opens at midnight on Friday the 3rd at midnight.
The rivers are in excellent condition and the Thredbo is running clear and fast.
For those fishing the bigger rivers you will need lots of weight as there is snow melt and lots of water.
The trap has been removed from Gaden Hatchery and there are still Rainbows running. The Hatchery has all its numbers which is a great relief as we had poor runs in the last two seasons.
There has been some beautifully conditioned Rainbows caught around the edges of Lake Jindabyne which is great news and after looking in the river yesterday there are some good fish about!!
High Country Outfitters is stocked and ready for the opening with all the latest in Fly Fishing gear.
We have a big supply of heavy bombs and nymphs and the latest flies from Stu Tripney, Manic, Mick Hall and Pisces.
Call in and get the latest info, help and gear from the experts.
Thanks and see you soon,
Some good news folks! After a couple of sub-par spawning runs from the rainbow trout in the previous couple of years this year is looking to turn around for the better. With good to great numbers of big healthy rainbows filling the traps at the hatchery it looks as though the spawn run this year could be great. With the spawning fish making their way into the river system to do their thing a few of these should take up residency for the upcoming river fishing season (hopefully they will stick around all summer?)
There has also been quite a few bigger fish in large numbers coming into the shallows of the lake edges. If you are into sight fishing around the lake edges now is the time to get out there and try and turn some heads. Unweighted nymphs and small unweighted wooly buggers should work a treat. Just remember to walk slowly and keep your eyes in the shallow water, a stealthy approach will reward!
The Browns have been running well with a huge run on the Eucumbene and also a good run in the last couple of weeks on the Thredbo. The hatchery has all its numbers for Browns and I guess we wait to see what the Rainbow run will be like. The last 2 years have been quieter for the numbers of Rainbows moving up the rivers making it difficult for Fisheries to get the numbers in the hatchery.
The main focus now will be the Lakes for some winter fishing and only yesterday a local angler spotted some good fish cruising the edges of Lake Jindabyne. The calm sunny days are great for polaroiding but don’t forget a bit of wind will stir up the banks supplying food for the cruising fish. Woolly Buggers are a good searching pattern or small nymphs fished slowly.
Rug up and enjoy winter, Murray
The Browns are on the move as the weather is changing, some rain is forecast for later in the week so the fish will be on the move in the Thredbo and the Eucumbene. Some beautiful fish have been caught and they are in excellent condition. Black Flashback nymphs have been working as well as Glow Bugs under a indicator. The Manic Wiggle Eggs have been working as well as the Soft Milk Eggs. Please be careful where you wade and release your fish as quick as you can. Happy fishing, Murray
Easter Fishing Report
As we enter Autumn the fishing is improving with the small streams fishing well. Lots of small fish are eagerly taking dry flies with the odd good fish amongst them.
The lakes have been ok with Jindabyne fishing well in the evenings. Waste Point has been the pick of the spots and there are still fish on the edges to polaroid.
We are stocked up for the Easter break so call in and get all the latest info and check out the latest gear.
Happy Easter and Happy Hunting, Murray
Originally Posted 2014 Updated 16th June 2020